June 17, 2014 A.D.
Jakov Colo, the youngest of the six Medjugorje visionaries, recently spoke to pilgrims from all over the world gathered in Medjugorje. Jakov shared and witnessed to the pilgrims what he has learned from Our Lady in these past 33 years. During part of his talk, he spoke about the beginning of the apparitions.
“When the apparitions started in Medjugorje, I was ten years old. I am the youngest of six of them, and my life before the apparition was a life of an ordinary kid, and that was the way my faith was like. Simple faith, faith of a child. What they were trying to teach me, my parents, and they been trying to teach me was that God exists, that Our Lady exists, that I should pray, that I go to Mass, that I should be good and behave myself. I always remember the prayer in my family. But never, through that prayer, did I pray for the gift to be able to see Our Lady. I knew that Our Lady exists and that God exists, but I never knew that Our Lady could appear at all, but everything changed on the 25th of June, back in 1981. Now I can say that that day was the most beautiful day of my life. That is the day when God gave me an enormous gift, to be able to see Our Lady. I gladly recall that first meeting with Our Lady. When we came up the Hill of the Apparitions, and when we knelt before Her for the first time, what was most beautiful, was at that moment for myself were the eyes of Our Lady. I saw so much love and goodness in Our Lady’s eyes and, at the same time, I felt all that in my heart. I felt loved. I felt protected. It was a moment when for the first time in my life I felt true peace, true joy. And when for the first time in my life I accepted and started loving Our Lady as my mother.”
-Medjugorje visionary Jakov Colo
Jakov, was the youngest of the six visionaries to see Our Lady, being barely 10 years old. His experience was one in which Our Lady called him to witness Her love. In Jakov's testimony above, he relates that his experience in seeing Our Lady, was that he felt loved. This is truly the Heavenly Mother Who is coming to us in this time, to give many the love that is longed for. Unfortunately, so many in the world have not experienced the true love of a mother in their home, and so Our Lady is here to speak to us, to give us that love, and to teach us. In Jakov's last daily apparition of Our Lady on September 12, 1998 Our Lady told him: